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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Walton County to Remove Compromised Oak Tree at the Walton County Historic Courthouse

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Walton County Government

Office of Public Information

Monroe, Georgia 30655

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Media Contact: Patrice Broughton

770-267-1979

www.waltoncountyga.gov

 

Walton County to Remove Compromised Oak Tree at the Walton County Historic Courthouse

Monroe, GA - In December 2021, the Walton County Board of Commissioners consulted with the North American Tree Service and the Davey Tree Expert Company to conduct inspections of the four large oak trees at the Walton County Historic Courthouse. They also conducted a lower trunk decay test on all four trees.

After extensive scientific testing and analysis, the Davey Tree Expert Company concluded that only one of the four oak trees revealed major trunk decay. Based on their observations, the tree experts recommended the removal of the compromised tree due to the significant decay.

On April 11, 2022, Walton County will take the recommendation of the Davey Tree Expert Company and have the diseased tree felled. The decision to remove the tree was hard to make but necessary. In its current condition, the oak poses a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of Walton County citizens and visitors to the Walton County Historic Courthouse.

The hope is to partner with some local organizations to preserve the memory of the tree by using it for other projects around Walton County.  

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